The Basics of Youth Ministry (A survey)

back to basics

The legendary NFL coach, Vince Lombardi, once said that “When you have strayed away from the basics, you have gone a long way toward defeat.”  For me personally, getting the basics right is fundamental for everything that I do – getting the simple things right.  However, a conceptualization of ‘the basics’ differ from person to … Read more

The Relationship between the Youth and the World

This is part four of a four-part series about relationship ‘types’ in relational youth ministry. Read the original post “The purpose = relational”. Then browse over to each of the various types: 1. The relationship between God and the Youth, 2. The relationship between the Youth and God, 3. The relationship between the Youth and … Read more

The Relationship between the Youth and the Church

In 2012 we started exploring various ‘relationship types’ that we, as youth ministry in South Africa, are trying to take into account in our focus on building a relational youth ministry. This is part 3 of a four-part series. You can read the original post here, part one by clicking here, and part two by … Read more

It Takes a Village

“Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they shall not depart from it. ” Proverbs 22:6, ESV In a time where murder, mayhem, and violence seems like the norm, our children are in need of a safe haven– a place where emotional, physical, and spiritual security are … Read more